The link between obesity and varicose veins

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While there are other factors that come in to play for varicose veins to form, obesity is one of the main contributing issues.



The more extra weight you carry, the greater the pressure put on your body, veins and circulatory system included. Over time, the large leg veins will start to bulge causing blood to pool. The pooling can stretch the vein walls and damage the valves. This may start off feeling like a slightly itchy feeling and move on to leg heaviness, aching, swelling and pain. Restless legs at night and cramps may also be experienced.


Varicose veins can also develop due to genetics, hormone fluctuations from pregnancy or birth control, medications, aging, blood clots or sitting or standing for extended repeated periods of time.


Is it too late?

It is never too late to take steps to get yourself going on the road to better health. Losing weight can prevent already existing varicose veins from worsening and new ones from forming. It cannot, however, reverse the current already appearing varicose veins.


Prevention is key

  • Balanced diet and exercise are vital
  • Wearing compression hose
  • Elevating your legs daily
  • Massage

Already have varicose veins?

If varicose or spider veins are already present come see us at The West Florida Vein Center. There is no reason to live with the pain and unsightliness damaged veins present. We will screen you thoroughly and present you with the best course of treatment options available. Our Vein Specialists are the best in the industry.

For more information on vein issues please contact West Florida Vein Center, Tampa’s leading vein treatment center, for a consultation. They can be reached by calling 727-712-3233 or going to

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